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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Jan. 18, 1957-An impressive investiture ceremony was held last night for 14 girls who are now officially Brownie Scouts. Their leaders are Mrs. Cline Thompson, Mrs. Dan Dobbs, Mrs. John L. Cost and Mrs. Harding Speagle.
Jan. 18, 1957- Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Drake of Somerville are celebrating the birth of twin daughters at Hartselle Hospital a couple of days ago.
Jan. 19, 1957-Hartselle subscribers to the Birmingham morning newspaper, the Post-Herald, have been notified that the price of their subscription will increase from 45 to 50 cents per week.
Jan. 20, 1957-Block-Chandler Hospital is now accredited by the Alabama Hospital Association. This means that the new Hartselle health care facility will be accredited to service the Blue Cross-Blue Shield policies of its patients.
Jan. 21, 1957-The Hartselle Kiwanis Club has newly installed officers. Charlie Beene will serve as president. Others in leadership positions are Hugh F. Penn, Charles Rutledge, Arthur Smith, Jr., W. B. Allen, Horace Broom, Jimmie Davis, John Guier, Jr., Ray Baker, Bob Gilchrist, Ollie Camp and Jack Templeton.
Jan. 22, 1957-Recent estimates by state authorities are that bootlegging is a $50-million business in Alabama. Better quality moonshine is now bringing eight or nine dollars per bottle to distillers.
Jan. 23, 1957-The new federal interstate highway program should be in full swing this coming summer, according to State Highway Director Herman Nelson. One of the proposed major thoroughfares is expected to run east of Hartselle and will undoubtedly displace much traffic from Highway 31.
Jan. 24, 1957-The Morgan County Cancer Society’s education committee met tonight. Hartselle physician Dr. Fred Sherrill Jr., who is president of the local medical society, is a key member of this group.
Jan. 24, 1957-A group was selected tonight to explore the possibility of buying the Indian Hills golf course and clubhouse, using these facilities as the basis for establishing a new family-oriented country club.
Joe Wheeler EMC Manager Floyd Anderson, the only Hartselle member of the new groups, is taking a strong leadership role in this effort.

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Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

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Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

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Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

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Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

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‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

Morgan County

Future leader

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Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

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Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

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Winter window wonderland  

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Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

Hartselle

Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10

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Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals

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HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

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Lovely landscape

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Morgan buys SUVs to transport seniors, deliver meals

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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

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Morgan teen exhibits grand champion at Alabama National Fair

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Murder-for-hire defendant seeks bond

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Stadthagen supports

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SALUTE

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Second grade students in Hartselle honor heroes

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Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

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Vinemont man killed in single-vehicle crash

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